Battlefield (6?) Rumours, Leaks and Info

Due to poor sales for Battlefield 5, EA may be ditching a number for the next entry in the long-running franchise. There are rumors that they are working on a remaster of Battlefield 3 as well.

Compared to most of the games in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 5 grossly underperformed selling just over 7 million copies. It fared even worse when the numbers stacked up to the series’ previous entry Battlefield 1 – which sold well over 15 million copies.

According to reliable sources, it seems like EA may be considering releasing the newest game without a number at the end of it.

There’s also a possibility that EA has some of their team working on one of the most popular Battlefield games too in Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 6 rebranding

The leak comes from Viral Junkie CEO – Tom Henderson. He has been right on many occasions using his sources within the industry to deliver accurate leaks.

In his latest YouTube video, he discusses several rumored aspects of the new Battlefield game. He also discusses how the game may be getting a title change.

Henderson says: “I believe it’s either going to be called Battlefield 6, or simply Battlefield.”

Reasons for this are that Call of Duty has recently gone down this road with 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot. He also points out that he doesn’t believe Bad Company 3 will be the name of this game either.

The thinking behind ditching the “6” in favor of just Battlefield is the general feeling that it would be a continuation of the poorly-received Battlefield 5. Meaning EA wants this to feel new and distant from the previous entry in the series.

BF3 remaster?

7 months ago a YouTuber by the name of Daqarie posted a video showing apparent footage or information about a Battlefield 3 remaster.

Daqarie has previously leaked BF1 and BF5 information that turned out to be accurate. But the BF3 remaster video on their YouTube channel has since been removed. It’s unclear if this was their own choice or because they were asked to take it down.

Henderson says that the YouTuber got their information from a QA Tester at EA, who no longer works there. So at this juncture, it’s a bit hard to be invested in the prospect of a remaster.

He also goes on to say that it makes no sense to do a remaster. Henderson explains: “It splits the player base and the community and overall I think that Call of Duty releasing two titles at the same time, with a remaster, made sense because you had Infinite Warfare, which was a futuristic title, then you had Modern Warfare which was a modern title.”

Unless the remaster is only going to be the campaign, like Modern Warfare 2 did, it would make very little sense for EA to have two online communities of similar style games running simultaneously.

As for both stories, we are primarily going off of the leaks reported by Tom Henderson so there is nothing official yet regarding Battlefield 6.

A new leak has suggested that Battlefield 6 is going to be a soft reboot and abandon the World War theme of the last two games. It will return to the present day and feature large-scale, 128-player battles on current-gen.

We’ve known for some time that Battlefield 6 is in the pipeline at EA as they look to continue the success of their long-running FPS franchise. Some details have finally emerged thanks to leaks from established sources.

It seems that Battlefield has spent enough time retreading old ground with World War 1 & 2. Instead, the series wants to fast-forward to the modern-day and create some visually stimulating conflict.

Battlefield 6 current-gen vs last-gen

It was back in 2020 that noteworthy game leaker Tom Henderson gained some insider knowledge and proclaiming that BF6 will have 128-player skirmishes.

The CEO of production company Viral Junkie had suggested the maps were being specifically designed around this exorbitantly high player count. These claims have been reassured, but now we have additional information too.

EA has been waiting before delivering anything official as they are essentially delivering a BF6 experience for our new current-gen and last-gen. The PS5 and Xbox Series X will be able to show off their awesome power by handling huge amounts of players at once.

It’s unclear whether the PS4 and Xbox One will be able to offer as impressive performance given that we’ve already seen these problems recently with Cyberpunk 2077’s different gen offerings.

Henderson has indicated that the last-gen versions may be stripped down to 64-player matches to ease the pressure on the less-developed consoles.

Battlefield 6 Battle Royale?

Now the interesting thing to note is that Battlefield 5 debuted its first kind of Battle Royale mode with “Firestorm”. It featured 64 players who sought to whittle this number down until only one person was left standing.

Tom Henderson has indicated that EA is still working on the idea of a Battle Royale mode. Given that Call of Duty made over $3 billion in 2020 with a lot of the revenue coming from the 85+ million players indulging in Warzone’s cosmetics and Battle Pass, it would make sense for EA to follow suit.

With player counts reaching as high as 128, it would surely be easy enough for Battlefield to accommodate such a mode. If it’s not released at launch, then there’s always the probability of EA adding it down the line as Modern Warfare did with Warzone.

Battlefield Reboot

Finally, after joining the FPS renaissance back in the early 2010s, Battlefield went old-school for their last two major titles. Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 5 explored the age-old period of the World Wars.

But now it seems that EA is ready to step into the future once more.

The game is set to feature a minor reboot by modernizing its inevitably intense action and deliver some current-day mayhem. There is no word yet on what the game’s campaign could have lined up, nor is there any confirmation on Battlefield 6 having one at all.

These exciting details are all unofficial of course and as such should be taken with a pinch of salt for the time being.

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I believe the remaster of BF3 has already been confirmed as not in the works as this is supposed to be a whole new modern game.

They also need to leave the PS4/Xbox One behind and focus on PS5/Series X|S. Don’t let the old hardware hold it back.

New Battlefield 2021 game leaks have surfaced on Reddit which suggests the title could be one of the biggest Battlefield games ever.

According to the leak, posted on r/battlefield6, the game will in fact have a Battle Royale mode for players to experience in game.

Battlefield tested the waters with Battle Royale mode with Fireteam mode in Battlefield before, but the mode failed to gain much traction after being locked behind the game’s paywall and dwindling player base.

The leak claims that a Battle Royale mode is in fact returning for the 2021 Battlefield game, but as of now, it’s not confirmed how EA plans to distribute the mode – whether it will be free to play or included with the game.

This leak also claims that MP will support ‘up to 128 players’ in select game modes as DICE pushes the boundaries of next-gen consoles and PC. Leaker also reveals that favorite maps from older Battlefield games will return, like Wake Island, Metro, Locker.

However, the biggest and most interesting feature noted by the leaker is the new feature coming as part of the core gameplay experience. This is just a rumor and not confirmed, but if true, could become a significant part of the experience.

The game, which does not have an official title per this person, will be a “hub for all previous Battlefield titles.” Players will have the ability to “boot up servers” and play versions of old Battlefield games, like 1942, or let some players access the 1942 arsenal while others can use the Battlefield 3 weapons in game.

Here’s the description the leaker gave:

Essentially the game (no official title yet) is going to be a hub for most, if not all, previous Battlefield titles. You will be able to boot up servers playing exclusively 1942, or even have the option to play with settings so one team has access to 1942 weapons/vehicles and the other team has access to BF3 weapons/vehicles. An example given was teams fighting Panzers vs M1 Abrams. Additionally, these settings include core gameplay mechanics, such as not being able to sprint with 1942 settings and not being able to go prone with Bad Company settings. I’m not sure how this affects balancing issues.

This leak is not verified, but a moderator on r/Battlefield6 says that the user who posted this was able to show proof that the source of the leak is someone who is “close to the game” and project.

Battlefield 2021 is confirmed to launch in Holiday 2021. EA recently confirmed that they have seen the “first version” of the game’s reveal trailer. Recent leaks have suggested that EA is targeting a May reveal date for the title.

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Known industry insider Tom Henderson has leaked details on the upcoming Battlefield 6, which is reportedly just going to be titled ‘BATTLEFIELD’ and will be set in the near future.

As we approach the announcement for the highly-anticipated Battlefield 6, leaks about its title, setting, and more have begun to surface. Industry insider and leaker Tom Henderson, aka LongSensation, has leaked a ton of info about Battlefield 2021’s release.

“Per sources, I can confirm that the next Battlefield installment will simply be called BATTLEFIELD and takes place around 10 years from now,” Henderson reported. “The title is set in a modern/very near future, which gives the developers a chance to be able to implement weapons and vehicles that are currently in military development today.”

The game will be similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, where it’s set “10-15 years from its release date.” Henderson claims we can expect “military robots (Boston Dynamics?), drones, jets, helicopters, tanks and that sort of thing.”

“Multiplayer will feature bigger and better battles and is described as ‘Battlefield 3/4 on steroids’,” he reported. It would also keep its class system, but also include abilities similar to Call of Duty’s perks.

Henderson also dispelled a previous Reddit leak that Battlefield 6 would be a hub for all Battlefield titles. This leak claimed that Battlefield 6 would be set across multiple eras and feature fan-favorite maps such as Wake Island and Operation Locker, but Henderson emphasized that this was not true.

Battlefield 6 battle royale

Like many fans have come to expect, Henderson reported that Battlefield 6 will indeed be receiving a battle royale “at some stage.”

However, this will be “completely disconnected from the Firestorm name,” and will have its own title. There is no word on if the battle royale will be free-to-play.

Battlefield 6’s “revolutionary” campaign

Battlefield’s campaign has always been a draw for fans, and Henderson’s sources report that “the game will feature a revolutionary campaign compared to other installments.”

Per Henderson’s sources, “The campaign will focus on you and your specialist unit, where you’ll be able to choose which superpower you fight for. In BATTLEFIELD, there isn’t necessarily “Axis and Allies” as you will be able to choose your own path. Both the USA and Russia, who are the games only standing superpowers, will offer to “recruit” your specialist team and their skills throughout the campaign, which will be a valuable asset to both sides. It would also appear like this year’s campaign is a co-op experience.”

According to Henderson, the trailer is set to drop “around May” and will be a cinematic similar to Battlefield V’s, rather than a gameplay showcase.

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Battlefield 6 will potentially be titled Battlefield, set in the year 2031, contain a co-op campaign, and feature military equipment currently being developed.

The leak comes via Battlefield insider Tom Henderson’s — who is known to be a reliable source for Battlefield leaks — weekly newsletter. He states that sources close to the project have confirmed that the next title in the series will simply be titled Battlefield, and not be a hub for all Battlefield titles as has recently been rumoured. The game will potentially take place in 2031 and will use equipment that is currently under development, such as drones, military robots, and vehicles.

The campaign is said to be a co-op experience, focusing on a specialist unit and enabling you to choose which superpower you want to work for. You will apparently be able to choose who your team works with — the USA or Russia — as both superpowers will attempt to recruit you. Multiplayer will likely again feature large scale battles, quoted to be “Battlefield 3 & Battlefield 4 on steroids.” A Battle Royale mode looks like it may once again make a reappearance, though, due to the unfortunate demise of Firestorm in Battlefield V it will be renamed. Multiplayer is said to return with the four-class system that has been seen throughout the series, except each class will now offer different abilities, such as silent footsteps and longer sprint times.

A reveal is expected to be released around May. Insiders are saying that no gameplay footage will be shown, with the reveal expected to be much more like the beginning of the Battlefield V trailer. We will let you know as soon as we have any official information related to the next title, and if the rumours are correct it shouldn’t be too much longer.

Rumor: Battlefield 6 could launch on Xbox Game Pass

Rumors that a Triple-A first-person shooter game is highly likely to launch on Xbox Game Pass in Fall have led to speculation that this is Battlefield 6.

The Battlefield 6 rumor mill has been continuously turning, with details of the game supposedly being leaked. The content and settings of the game are still unconfirmed, but we know for definite that Battlefield’s 2021 title will launch in the Holiday season.

Talking on The XboxEra Podcast, Shpeshal Ed revealed a rumor that, “There is a third party, Triple-A, first-person shooter that is very highly likely to be launching in Game Pass this fall.”

Also talking on the podcast, Jon Clarke, the co-founder and Editor in Chief of XboxEra, explains that when you say “triple-A, third party, first-person shooter,” there are two franchises releasing games in 2021 that come to mind: Call of Duty and Battlefield.

It’s highly unlikely that Call of Duty 2021 will launch as part of Xbox Games Pass, as Activision already have an exclusivity deal with PlayStation. Therefore, Battlefield 6 is the most likely candidate.

“My other bet would be Battlefield 6 because the EA Play relationship already exists,” Clarke explained. “And I’m sure Microsoft are sharing lots and lots of lovely numbers on what it does for a player base when you’ve got 20 million people immediately available to play your game.”

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EA Play, EA’s subscription service, has now joined Game Pass, offering almost the entire backlog of Battlefield games to Game Pass owners, as well as free trials for the latest titles. This deal makes it very possible that Battlefield 6 will be available on the Game Pass.

Shpeshal Ed rebutted saying that Back4Blood is also releasing in Fall, but those on the podcast weren’t sure it would qualify as a Triple-A game. That leaves only Battlefield 6.

With Xbox acquiring Bethesda and having some of their games launch exclusively on the Xbox and PC, it’s clear that Microsoft is making moves to acquire the biggest franchises for Game Pass.

We reiterate that this is only a rumor for now, and all signs point towards Battlefield 6 being on Game Pass, but whether it’s a launch title remains to be seen.

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We talk about this on Episode 153 of the Podcast. Glad I got the scoop first.

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season 3 smh GIF by Bachelor in Paradise

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